Graphics Designer / Visualization Specialist

ISG is looking for Graphics Designers/Web Visualization Specialists for positions supporting a federal agency in Northern VA.  All applicants must have an active TS/SCI clearance with current CI Polygraph.  Please send resumes and direct questions to resumes@contact-isg.com or info@contact-isg.com

description

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of websites and printed pages. Working with both text and images, they use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects with a keen ability to determine the best ways to present layouts. The Graphics Designer is expected to collaborate closely with writers and technical personnel to determine the most feasible ways to communicate through the use of graphics and diagrams to make complex ideas more accessible.  This candidate is creative and artistic and demonstrates analytic, communications, and time-management skills.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE

  • Provide timely updates of website content
  • Translate ideas and concepts into professional, web-based products
  • Ensure viable upload/download of website reports, documents, and publications
  • Share institutional knowledge and experience to facilitate effective and efficient service
  • Ensure website design complies with Agency and DoD standards
  • Demonstrate strong graphic design skills to improve design aspects of the website
  • Employ industry best practices and design principles that generate innovative and aesthetically pleasing graphics
  • Improve formatting as recommended through user feedback
  • Produce a user-friendly, well organized, and modernized website appearance
  • Develop automated web based tools as required
  • Manage information content for clarity, continuity, and consistency among pages/sites
  • Coordinate with other agency offices and manage best-practice content modifications
  • Maintain website records (e.g., history, authors, contributors, revision dates, etc.).
  • Develop a website maintenance plan to promote accuracy and relevancy at all times
  • Demonstrate technical fluency to generate databases, programs, and designs for NGA systems; including SharePoint design ideas, content organization, and special projects
  • Prove ability to prioritize and manage projects
  • Demonstrate an ability to multitask, prioritize, and effectively interact among people
  • Demonstrate excellent writing & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to convert existing intranet and internet applications into a Microsoft SharePoint environment, while maintaining the equivalent functionality for both the user level and management for reports and metrics development

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the related field (at least 7 years of experience in Graphics Designer/Visualization Specialist field)
  • Demonstrated experience updating and maintaining websites with relevant, accurate and timely information in the IC, NGA, DoD or Federal government environments.
  • Demonstrated experience working on Windows platforms and using Adobe Creative Suite software and SharePoint 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • History working in conceptual design 
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving capability
  • Great attention to detail and time-management skills

Cloud Engineer

The Cloud Engineer candidate must be versatile, hands-on cloud systems administrator generalist who can apply Windows/Linux system administration experiences in cloud environments.  The applicant will primarily support a fast-paced innovation-to-operations method of delivering systems services and capabilities. This includes but is not limited to, configuring, administering, operating, and troubleshooting cloud operating environments.

 

Responsibilities:

* Configure, administer, and operate highly scalable, available, and elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using Amazon Web Service (AWS) or other cloud service providers as directed by the client

* Establish and troubleshoot Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) connectivity and security group access issues

* Design and develop professional-quality scripts and supporting documentation that deploy resource stacks in an automated, repeated fashion

* Administer a customer's cloud test environment from the command line and the web portal

* Provide Linux (Rhel/CentOS) and Windos operating system server administration in a virtualized cloud environment

* Work in cooperation with web development, test automation, and database administrators to maintain highly available and reliable information processing systems

* Employ soun organizational and planning skills to ensure that Linux/Windows information processing systems provide DNS, SMTP, LDAP, Quest, Tomcat, Database, and Apache services as well as integrate with Windows NTFS file systems

* Monitor servers daily; respond to alerts and create scripts to automate tasks

* Service and coordinate user requests for changes and enhancements to environment

* Acquire and apply operating system updates on a recurring basis

* Work in conjunction with other IT departments to implement comprehensive functional information processing solutions

 

Required skills and experience:

* Active TS/SCI Security Clearance with CI Polygraph

* Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or another related discipline or 2+ years of hands-on experience as an AWS administrator

* 1-3 years administering Windows servers in an Active Directory environment

* Familiarity creating professional-quality automation scripts using a modern scripting language such as Ruby, Python, or PowerShell

* Ability to install, configure, and administer DNS, SMTP, FTP, LDAP, MySQL, Quest, Apache, Tomcat, PostFix, Dovecot, and network attached storage devices

* Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* Must be a motivates self-starter who can perform duties independently and in a team environment

Program/Project Manager

The PM performs day-to-day management of overall contract support operations or task orders, possibly involving multiple projects and groups of personnel at multiple locations.  He/she develops plans, schedules, and resource estimates for projects and programs using established project management standards and practices.  The PM establishes and alters (as necessary) management structure to direct effective contract support activities or assigned delivery order projects; and organizes, directs and coordinates the planning and production; and proactively responds to ad-hoc client requests in a high profile and fast paced environment.  This position provides support, manages expectations, and interacts with client and/or project teams on a daily basis.

Responsibilities

* Plan, organize, and ensure quality of client assignments and deliverables

* Analyze, understand, and interpret applicable policy documents

* Advise client and customers to project status, problems, strategies, new procedures and recommendations (e.g. formal briefings or reports, one on one discussions, etc.)

* Modify processes and procedures to reflect evolving customer requirements, changes in technology, in support of procurement activities; documentation to be stored in shared folders and revisited/modified as needed but no less than every six months

* Develop implementation plans (e.g., processes, schedules, workflow and procurement timelines and on-hand inventory) for asset management and procurement actions

* Coordinate, consolidate, and prioritize client requirements to meet the needs of the organization

* Resolve conflicts with internal and/or external customers; gain approval or support as needed

* Solicit customers' feedback to provide them optimal service

* Maintain tracking/suspense system (e.g., for projects, work requests, and internal and external tasking) maintained in a shared folder.  

Required Skills and Experience:

* Active TS/SCI Security Clearance with CI Polygraph

* Bachelor’s Degree or 7-10 years' equivalent experience in a related field

* Experience with Federal program and project management systems and Federal Acquisition processes

* PMP Certification or equivalent

* Experience developing schedules for moderately complex projects and programs, and leading small teams in executing these efforts

* May possess skills in change management understanding of ISO process and associated documents